An epic music collection can make or break a party, especially if the host is looking to impress a cultured crush or provide an appropriate theme song for Michael Jordan's surprise entrance. Pump up your rumpus room with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and collectibles at Amoeba Music in Hollywood.
With accolades from Time Out Los Angeles and Frommer's, Amoeba Music has established itself as one of the planet’s foremost independent tune trading post, housing two levels of more than one million CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and collectibles in a facility that spans an entire city block. Browsers can navigate labyrinthine corridors of new and used CDs, encompassing innumerable genres in their hunt for old favorites, rare imports, and such new releases as Lenny Kravitz’s Black and White America ($14.98) and indie crooner Mike Doughty’s Yes and Also Yes ($10.98). Comedy gigs by Wyatt Cenac ($12.98) and Louis C.K. ($9.99) split the sides of voluminous DVD shelves alongside filmed concerts, opulent Criterion Collection films, and Morgan Freeman’s hard-to-find exercise tapes. Underscore spooky sunsets and awkward silences with the ominous crackles and pops that accompany new and old vinyl records from the likes of Radiohead’s The Bends ($16.99) and Rivers Cuomo’s Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo ($17.99).
Backed by a harmonious crew of music lovers, Amoeba offers guests a bottomless well of melodic knowledge to aid them in their hunt for a new favorite song, ideal life anthem, or Enya’s out-of-print venture into thrashcore. Treat eager ears to weekly live shows, or sign up for any number of contests while admiring Amoeba’s enduring dedication to its green practices and community outreach.
Amoeba Music Hollywood
Just like the organism from which it takes its name, Amoeba Music’s stock of tunes has no definite form. At each location, expert music gurus amass thousands of new and used CDs and LPs from the most mainstream artists to the most obscure underground bands around. LPs, posters, and memorabilia surround the musical inventory, which, like Ringo Starr’s pants, changes every day. Amoeba buys goods from customers, meaning that on any given day the store might usher in a rare vinyl LP, DVD, VHS, or even LaserDisc. Visitors can sign up for any number of contests while admiring Amoeba’s enduring dedication to its green practices and community outreach. Amoeba couples its huge selection of entertainment with visits from the artists themselves, welcoming past guests such as Paul McCartney, the Deftones and Miguel to play in-store